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Sep. 12, 2018
MLB / 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is commemorating the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with ceremonies at ballparks all across the country.
A moment of silence to honor victims and first responders was held before every game yesterday. Players, coaches and umpires are wearing caps with a "We Shall Not Forget" ribbon patch.
At Citi Field in New York, where the Mets hosted the Miami Marlins, more than 100 representatives from the New York Police Department, Fire Department of New York, Port Authority Police Department, New York City Office of Emergency Management and the City of New York Department of Sanitation lined up in full uniform along the warning track and baselines. Players and coaches from both teams joined them, shaking hands before the national anthem was performed by NYPD police officer Makiah Brown.
Before the game, Mets manager Mickey Callaway and Marlins manager Don Mattingly both wore NYPD hats as they conducted interviews.
TRUMP LAWSUIT DISMISSED
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump incited a riot during a 2016 Kentucky campaign rally that led to assaults of three protesters.
Kentucky residents Kashiya Nwanguma (kah-SHY'-ah wan-GOO'-mah), Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau filed the lawsuit in 2016. They attended Trump's campaign rally in Louisville on March 1, 2016. Security officers removed them after Trump said from the stage: "Get 'em out of here." The protesters were pushed and shoved on their way out. A 26-year-old white nationalist was later fined and given a suspended jail sentence for his actions.
The lawsuit sought damages against Trump for inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor under Kentucky law. But the court ruled Trump's comments are protected as free speech under the First Amendment.
POSTAL SERVICE - GROPING
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit uniform shop is being sued by a dozen male Postal Service employees who say they were groped by a tailor.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Wayne County court. It comes months after felony charges were filed against Majed Wazni.
He's accused of grabbing the genitals of postal workers while the men were having their uniforms fitted at Allie Brothers, a shop in Livonia. The lawsuit accuses the business of negligence and assault and battery. The shop's attorney, Tony Garczynski, declined to comment Tuesday.
A lawyer for the postal workers, Jonathan Marko, says the men were humiliated. Wazni's criminal case has been on hold while a judge awaits the results of a mental competency exam. He has pleaded not guilty.
CHARGES FILED AGAINST MOM IN TODDLER'S DEATH
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed formal charges against a central Indiana woman who had been drinking and was taking a nap while her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died.
Britni Nicole Wihebrink of Daleville was charged yesterday with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice. She's being held without bond. Her initial hearing is set for Sept. 24.
A probable cause affidavit says her son, 2-year-old Jaxon Stults, was found "very hot and stiff" in her car about 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and died in an ambulance taking him to a hospital.
The National Weather Service said high temperatures topped 90 that day in the Daleville area about 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
JUDGE / SHOCKING LAWSUIT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The dismissal of a lawsuit against a Maryland judge who ordered a deputy to shock a defendant has been upheld by a federal appeals court.
The Daily Record reports the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a U.S. District judge's dismissal of the suit citing "judicial immunity."
The decision notes Robert Nalley's actions were "outrageous and unlawful" and that the former Charles County Circuit Court judge was convicted of a federal civil rights offense and excused from judicial service.
Delvon King sued Nalley after Nalley demanded King's stun cuff be activated to quiet him during a 2014 gun charge hearing.
King's attorney Steven Silverman says they're considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.